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Do We Fear Women?
The dictionary definition of gynephobia is "the abnormal fear of women." Is there a normal fear of women? How would that be expressed? This seminar will examine evidence that such a fear exists and look at cultural institutions that might support it. Feminist thought links social organization of parenting to sexual inequality and a fear of women. Are there other explanations? We will use psychoanalytic understanding to explore possible sources for a fear of women.
Saturday, April 19,2014 10:00 - 11:30 am*
Lynn Perlman, Ph.D., Cert. Psya., is Dean of Graduate Studies at BGSP, where she is a supervising and training analyst. She has a long standing interest in using psychoanalysis to understand conflicts that men and women experience relating to women, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
1.5 CE Credits
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify behaviors in history that indicate a fear of women.
2. Discuss an intrapsychic explanation for a fear of women.
3. Describe the connection between death and a fear of women.
*For those interested there will be an informational Open House after the event at 11:45 am.